Subgenres

BDSM in Romance Novels

If 50 Shades of Grey did anything positive, it was exposing romance readers to BDSM stories. BDSM is a relationship that exhibits a power hierarchy between two or more people. People within the relationship take on a Dominant (dom) or Submissive (sub) role and engage in a set of rules that encourage the power dynamic. If the… Continue reading BDSM in Romance Novels

Subgenres

Paranormal Fantasy

Paranormal fantasy encompasses stories that are, well, not normal. This can include anything supernatural, including magical beings, that cannot be explained by science or the natural world (1). These supernatural entities can span settings, such as Fantasy, Science Fiction, and Horror (2), but are often found in the Fantasy section of Romance. What makes a story… Continue reading Paranormal Fantasy